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Traffic Delays On Highway 140 For Ferguson Fire Repair Work

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is beginning an emergency project to rehabilitate and make repairs to State Route 140 from Briceburg to Yosemite National Park. The work is needed after the Ferguson Fire burned through the region. Work is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Nov. 13, and will occur during both day and night hours into April ...

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Sally Moreno Wins Race For Madera County District Attorney

MADERA COUNTY – After a tough race and a hard-fought campaign, the votes have been counted and Madera County has a new district attorney. Sally Moreno has won out over opponent Paul Hornick, earning 56.17 percent of the vote. “This is a good day for Madera County,” Moreno told Sierra News Online this evening. “I am looking forward to working ...

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Tree Mortality Work In Madera County Update Nov. 7

Written by Sarah Bolton – MADERA COUNTY – Hello Madera County Residents! Welcome to the Tree Mortality Community Column. Our company, Blue Ridge Services (BRS), is partnering with Madera County to oversee and implement their tree mortality mitigation project. This week, we are highlighting one of our safety officers, Zak Souders. Zak works to ensure the safety of the tree ...

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Temporary Emergency Homeless Shelter Opens In Mariposa

MARIPOSA — Guided by a court ruling, a homeless task force, a public health officer’s declaration of a health emergency, and the fast approach of winter, Mariposa County has opened a temporary homeless shelter. On Friday, Nov. 2, Mariposa County Health and Human Services Agency began operating the temporary four-week emergency shelter for homeless individuals in the community. “The Darrah ...

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Six Per Night, Cabins Move To Fish Camp

OAKHURST — One at a time, six per night for five nights total, guest cabins destined for a popular Yosemite area property are scheduled to on the road, through Thursday night, Nov. 1. The little buildings filling the lot on the west side of Highway 41 just south of 47th Place Carpet One are being prepped for delivery to Tenaya ...

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Bass Lake Courthouse Will Close, Safety Over Convenience Say Judges

OAKHURST – Judges, attorneys and interested citizens gathered last night at the Oakhurst Community Center to discuss the impending closure of the Bass Lake Courthouse. Though everyone was there to voice their opposition to the loss of the courthouse, it was apparent early on that the decision was final and would not be changed. Madera Superior Court Presiding Judge Joseph ...

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Tree Mortality Work In Madera County Update October 24

Written by Sarah Bolton – OAKHURST – Blue Ridge Services, Inc., a waste and vegetation management company hired by Madera County to oversee the county’s tree mortality mitigation project, has been making consistent progress to remove dead and dying trees near county infrastructure. Blue Ridge Services (BRS) has sent Right of Entry forms to every private residence with dead trees ...

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Public Comment Period On Madera Sheriff OES Emergency Plans

MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services is placing three County Emergency Plans out for public comment. The three plans are described as follows: Emergency Operations Plan: This plan is a framework document which outlines how the County will respond to an emergency. The EOP sets guidelines to manage a disaster in an effective, efficient, and timely ...

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Tree Mortality Work Update October 18

Written by Sarah Bolton – Hello Madera County Residents! Welcome to the Tree Mortality Community Column. Our company, Blue Ridge Services (BRS), is partnering with Madera County to oversee and implement their tree mortality mitigation project. This week, we want to feature one of our tree mortality staff members. Logan Malavey is the Geographic Information Systems Technician for Blue Ridge ...

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Highway Widening Project On SR99 Through Madera

MADERA – Work is expected to begin soon on a project to widen Highway 99 through Madera, taking it from four lanes to six. At its October 2018 meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 17, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved State Route 99 (SR99) Bond Program funding for widening State Route 99 in Madera from Avenue 12 to Avenue 17. “The ...

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